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Questionnaire on marking cultural property

From: Robert Futernick <robert46>
Date: Wednesday, April 26, 1995
    **** Moderator's comments:   NB: responses to this questionnaire
    should be sent to PalomaGAE [at] aol__com. Please do NOT reply to the

Marking Questionnaire

What follows is a questionnaire related to the marking and
identification of cultural property.  This inquiry is a follow-up to
a joint effort on the part of the AIC-AAM task force on marking and
the Getty Art History Information Program's project: International
Documentation Standards for the Protection of Cultural Objects.  We
are hoping to get a quick response from as broad a group as
possible.  Please answer the questionnaire and/or forward it to
people with interest and knowledge of the subject.

The questionnaires can be returned to:

    PalomaGAE [at] aol__com

We hope to get them back by May 10. Thank you for completing the
following questions.  We will post the results of this survey and
keep you informed about the progress of this effort.


  SIZE OF INSTITUTION:       [ ] 1-5,000 objects
                             [ ]  5,000-50,000 objects
                             [ ]  50,000-150,000 objects
                             [ ]  more than 150,000  objects
  OPERATING BUDGET(approximate amount):

  1.  Are you presently marking your collections?  [   ]YES, [   ]NO
  2.  Please check the several reasons why objects are marked in your
     [   ]  Identification
     [   ]  Inventory/Control
     [   ]  Theft/Protection
     [   ]  Other, specify please

  3.  Do you use different materials and methods for different
  classes of objects?   [   ]YES, [   ]NO
  Please, describe briefly

  4.  List any concerns with marking practices.

  5.  Do you inventory your collection regularly?   [   ]YES, [   ]NO

  6.  How often do you inventory your collection?

  7.  What are the main purposes of an inventory in your
     [   ]  To locate misplaced items
     [   ]  To identify lost or stolen objects
     [   ]  To comply with institutional or professional
     [   ]  To survey object condition
     [   ]  Other, please specify

  8.  Is the Marking/ID of objects utilized during inventory
        sessions?  [   ]YES, [   ]NO

  9.  Are you currently using or interested in any automated system,
  such as bar coding, to facilitate the inventory process?

Robert Futernick and
Paloma Garcia-Anoveros

                  Conservation DistList Instance 8:86
                 Distributed: Saturday, April 29, 1995
                        Message Id: cdl-8-86-025
Received on Wednesday, 26 April, 1995

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